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Last €14.18 EUR
Change Today -0.33 / -2.27%
Volume 398.9K
As of 6:50 AM 05/27/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

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Südzucker AG supplies sugar products primarily in Europe. It operates through four segments: Sugar, Special Products, CropEnergies, and Fruit. The Sugar segment produces and sells sugar. This segment is also involved in agricultural/beet cultivation activities; the provision of soil testing, fertilization advisory, plant nutrients comparison, and virus analysis services; and the marketing of animal feed and by-products of sugar, as well as bioethanol production. The Special Products segment produces functional food ingredients, including inulin, oligofructose, Isomalt, Palatinose, rice derivatives, wheat gluten, and alternative carbohydrates; and ingredients for animal feed, non-food, and pharmaceutical products. This segment also offers frozen and chilled pizzas, and frozen pasta dishes and snacks; portion packed food and non-food products to hotels, restaurants, bars, and caterers; and bioethanol, as well as starch for the food and non-food sectors. The CropEnergies segment produces bioethanol for use in fuel, beverage, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries, as well as protein feed and gluten. The Fruit segment produces fruit preparations for the dairy, ice cream, and baked goods industries; and apple, red fruit, and berry juice concentrates, as well as fruit purees, natural flavours, beverages bases, and juices for the processing industry. This segment also refines agricultural raw materials to intermediate products for use in food, drinks, dairy, pastries, and ice cream industries. The company was founded in 1837 and is headquartered in Mannheim, Germany. Südzucker AG is a subsidiary of Süddeutsche Zuckerrübenverwertungs-Genossenschaft eG.

18,500 Employees
Last Reported Date: 05/21/15
Founded in 1837

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Südzucker AG Recommends Dividend for the Fiscal Year 2015

Suedzucker AG at its Annual General Meeting to be held on 16 July 2015, recommends to distribute a dividend of EUR 0.25 (previous year: EUR 0.50) per share for financial year 2014/15. Based on 204.2 million ordinary shares outstanding this corresponds to a total dividend distribution of EUR 51 (previous year: EUR 102) million.

Suedzucker AG Announces Earnings Results for the Year 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the First Quarter and Full Year of 2015

Suedzucker AG announced earnings results for the year 2014. For the year, the company generated group revenues of about EUR 6.8 billion compared to EUR 7.5 billion a year ago. As expected, group operating profit significantly reduced to about EUR 180 million compared to EUR 622 million a year ago. The loss from restructuring/special items came in at about EUR 45 million compared to EUR 116 million a year ago. For financial year 2015/16, the company is expecting a group revenue decline to about EUR 6.0 billion to EUR 6.3 billion and a significant decrease of group operating profit to about EUR 50 million to EUR 150 million. For the first quarter of 2015, the company expects the group operating profit will come in significantly below previous year.

Suedzucker AG Announces Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended November 30, 2014; Confirms Earnings Guidance for the Fiscal Year 2014

Suedzucker AG announced consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended November 30, 2014. For the quarter, revenues were EUR 1,752 million against EUR 1,934 million a year ago. EBITDA was EUR 125 million against EUR 270 million a year ago. Operating profit was EUR 27 million against EUR 172 million a year ago. Income from operations was EUR 22 million against EUR 187 million a year ago. For the nine months, revenues were EUR 5,233 million against EUR 5,871 million a year ago. EBITDA was EUR 373 million against EUR 776 million a year ago. Operating profit was EUR 174 million against EUR 579 million a year ago. Income from operations was EUR 195 million against EUR 618 million a year ago. The company projections for the current fiscal year have remained unchanged since April 2014. Consolidated group sales revenues are expected to come in at about EUR 7.0 (previous year: 7.5) billion and operating profit will drop sharply, to about EUR 200 (previous year: 622) million. The lower group consolidated operating profit continues to be driven by further steep declines in sugar and CropEnergies segment operating profits, whereas the fruit segment’s results are about the same as last year’s and the special products segment should grow significantly.


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